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Algiers is the largest port city and capital of Algeria, with urban population around 3,5 million and metropolitan population of nearly 5 million. The city is located in North Africa (on the Mediterranean Sea), in Algeria's north-central portion. It covers a total area of approx 363 km2 (140 ml2).
Sometimes nicknamed "El-Behdja" or "Algiers the White" (Alger la Blanche) for the sparkling white of its buildings as seen arising from the sea, Algiers is located on the west side of a bay in Mediterranean Sea. City's modern part is built on the level ground by seashore. The ancient city of deys (the old part), climbs the hill behind the contemporary town and is crowned by the citadel (casbah), 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. The citadel and the two quays make a triangle.
Algiers is a major economic, financial and commercial center, with a stock exchange featuring a capitalisation of 60 million euros. Algiers has the highest living cost of any North African city.
There are a wealth of public buildings of interest in Algiers, including the whole quarter of Kasbah, Sahat ech-Chouhada (Martyrs Square), the government offices (former British consulate), the "New", "Grand", and Ketchaoua Mosques, the Bardo Museum (former Turkish mansion), the Roman Catholic cathedral of Notre Dame d'Afrique, the old Bibliotheque Nationale d'Alger (Turkish palace built 1799–1800), as well as the new National Library (in a style reminiscent of British Library).
Some 20 km (12 ml) to the west of Algiers are popular seaside resorts, including Sidi Fredj (former Sidi Ferruch), Douaouda, Zeralda, Palm Beach, and Club of the Pines (residence of State). Other amenities include tourist complexes, supervised beaches, souvenir shops, Algerian and other restaurants. The city of Algiers is also equipped with famous hotel complexes like hotel Hilton, El Djazair and El-Aurassi. It also boasts the first water park in Algeria. The tourism is growing but is not as developed as that of larger cities in Tunisia or Morocco.
Port Algiers cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Algiers, Algeria. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Algiers cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Algiers, Algeria.
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